whitener

noun

whit·​en·​er
ˈ(h)wīt-nər,
ˈ(h)wī-tᵊn-ər How to pronounce whitener (audio)
: one that whitens
specifically : an agent (such as a bleach) used to impart whiteness to something

Examples of whitener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike other powdered laundry detergents, this whitener stain remover contains natural ingredients that won't cause any harm while still providing excellent whitening and cleaning benefits. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Apr. 2023 Teeth whitening kit and pen Now’s a great time to try out a new teeth whitener, because this kit and whitening pen from Colgate are both on sale. Buy Side Staff, wsj.com, 23 Oct. 2023 Using too much laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener, or other in-wash products like scent beads or even whiteners such as oxygen bleach can lead to product buildup that lends a dingy appearance to white clothing. 6. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Lemon Juice Lemon juice is a natural laundry whitener and freshener. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 For white clothing, using OxiClean white revive whitener + stain remover on your clothes before putting them in the laundry machine can also help fade stains. Joseph Cheatham, Men's Health, 14 July 2023 Here are the best teeth whiteners, according to our test. Jaylyn Pruitt, Health, 22 June 2023 Carbamide peroxide | Duration Per Use: 30 minutes Things to Consider When Buying Teeth Whitening Products Type There are a few types of at-home teeth whiteners. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2023 Usage Aside from cost savings, one of the main draws of at-home teeth whiteners is convenience. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whitener was in 1540

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“Whitener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitener. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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